Senator Ted Cruz and 24 Republican Senators have filed an amicus brief in support of the New York right-to-carry case, which the Supreme Court is expected to hear in the fall, according to an exclusive story from FOX News.
The case alleges that New York law violates the Second Amendment by preventing people from carrying a firearm outside of their home. While the state does have a concealed-carry permitting process, the permits are all but impossible to get.
“The Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms cannot be second-guessed by legislators across the country who simply disagree with the choice the Framers made,” they wrote in the letter.
“Firearms policy can be complex, and members of Congress, like state and local officials, may disagree vehemently,” the Senators wrote. “But elected officials swear to support and defend the Constitution and so must respect when the Framers took a decision out of their hands.
According to FOX News, Ted Cruz was joined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and by GOP Sens. John Barrasso, Marsha Blackburn, John Boozman, Mike Braun, John Cornyn, Tom Cotton, Kevin Cramer, Mike Crapo, Steve Daines, Josh Hawley, John Hoeven, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Jim Inhofe, Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Cynthia Lummis, Roger Marshall, Jerry Moran, Jim Risch, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, and Thom Tillis.
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